Barta Boys & Girls Club Billfish & Inshore Fishing Tournament In Its 11th Year on the Crystal Coast

Barta Billfish Fishing Tournament2014 marks the 11th year that the Barta Boys & Girls Club Billfish Tournament brings family fishing and fun to the Crystal Coast. The three-day fishing event allows participants to fish two out of the three tournament days (Thursday, July 17 through Saturday, July 19) and includes all meals, beverages, a family fun night and over 200 awards.

The 11th Annual Barta Boys and Girls Club Billfish and Inshore Fishing Tournament supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina. The mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to keep kids off of the street and instead provide a safe, structured environment for them. With the help of the the community, sponsors, participants and supporters, the tournament raises an average of $75,000 annually. That's a grand total of over $750,000 over the past 10 years. Amazing!

The boat entry fee for offshore fishing is $800; the boat entry fee for inshore is $350. Early registration takes place Wednesday evening at the Beaufort Docks under the Sunbrella tent from 5-7:30-p.m. and at the Boat House from 6:30-8p.m. Thursday registration begins at 10a.m. at the Beaufort Docks.

Offshore fishing hours are daily Thursday to Saturday from 8a.m. to 2p.m. with weigh-ins from 3:30-6:00p.m. Inshore fishing takes place daily from 7:30a.m. to 1:30p.m. with weigh-ins from 2:00-3:30p.m. There are over Beaufort Waterfront in NC25 boats registered thus far, and there are more to come. Why not join them?

The Barta Boys and Girls Club Billfish Tournament offers additional events for participants including opening ceremonies, Captain's Party, Outback Steakhouse dinner, Family Night and more. You can find the full listing of tournament events here.

Even if you're not fishing, you're invited to come to the silent auction on Friday evening with over 100 items to bid on. Bring your family and friends out to the waterfront to support the tournament participants at the weigh-ins and to keep up with all of the fishing excitement, as well as the leader board results. The Barta Boys & Girls Club Billfish Tournament Facebook page has the latest tournament action and updates, too.

If you're vacationing on North Carolina's Crystal Coast this week, we sure hope you'll stop by the Beaufort waterfront. Let us know if we'll be seeing you. If you're participating in the tournament, happy fishing!

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